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ice cream

noun
1.
a frozen food containing cream or milk and butterfat, sugar, flavoring, and sometimes eggs.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
Can be confused
ice cream, sherbet, sorbet.
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Examples from the web for ice cream
  • Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl and place in the pre-frozen container of an ice cream maker.
  • The author's ice cream maker turns the farm's bounty, from cantaloupe to sweet corn, into dessert.
  • The best dessert of the day was a simple cherry clafoutis topped with vanilla ice cream.
  • Mould ice cream in brick form or one-half pound baking-powder boxes.
  • Serve with apricot syrup and whipped cream sweetened and flavored with vanilla or vanilla ice cream.
  • Enjoy a drink, or ice cream, or a pastry and watch the people walk by.
  • They use quality beef, real potatoes and ice cream, and make every burger to order.
  • Coconut milk can also serve as the base of non-dairy ice creams for those lactose intolerant ice cream lovers.
  • Coffee liqueur is smooth and sweet, served on ice, straight or poured over vanilla ice cream.
  • There was an abundance of fresh fruit-peaches and watermelons were favorites, with or without store-bought ice cream.
British Dictionary definitions for ice cream

ice cream

noun
1.
a kind of sweetened frozen liquid, properly made from cream and egg yolks but often made from milk or a custard base, flavoured in various ways
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for ice cream
n.

1744, earlier iced cream (1680s), from ice (n.) + cream (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for ice cream

ice cream

noun phrase

The crystalline form of a narcotic: the ice cream eaters, who chewed the crystal (1910+ Narcotics)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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